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, and on the streets. it will be a difficult monday morning. lester? >> eric fisher, thanks. >>> on tuesday night, president obama will deliver the first state of the union address of his second term. and despite all the attention that gun violence and immigration have been getting in recent weeks, the economy will be the president's major theme. we have more on this tonight from nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, lester. good evening to you. unlike his inaugural address last month, senior advisers to the president say that his state of the union address will be more specific, more policy and agenda oriented, as the president charts out his proposed course for the next year. heading into his fifth annual address before congress tuesday night, senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strengthening the nation's middle class. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody's getting a fair shake. >> reporter: the president, advisers say, will emphasize the value of s
. >> michelle flournoy, former undersecretary of defense under president obama, we appreciate it very much. thank you. >> now, folks, prepare yourself, america the mighty, ann coulter is about to join us. there's a lot that happened today that we'll have to ask her about that include new revelations about benz and the controversial drone program. you don't want to miss this discussion. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. heart-healthy, whole grain oats. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt and.us?one. oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we
. >> exactly. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> president obama has made climate change a top priority of his second term. to achieve hits goals he'll immediate help from republicans. especially lisa murkowski who has new proposals of her own. you were talking to some reporters on the hell. do you think this is another signal that our infrastructure is desperately under resourced and that we've got an energy problem? you know, a real crisis that is facing the country? what are your proposals? >> well, i tell you, when it comes to reliability, all you need to do is ask those millions of americans who were focused on the game last night and all of a sudden it wasn't there. so as we look to energy and the key role that it plays in a secure economy, i think you immediate to look no further than the inconvenience that people felt last night. we rolled out an energy proposal this morning that we've been working on for well over a year, and the basic premise is energy is good. pretty simple. manager is good. it's necessary. it defines who we are as a nation. what i am working towards is a pro
the budget battles in washington. dennis: thank you, peter barnes. the obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to fix the housing crisis, programs that help the faulting homeowners stay in their homes and refinance underwater mortgages, multibillion-dollar find on banks over alleged foreclosure errors but have those government efforts slowed down recovery they were supposed to help? joining us is former chairman of president obama's council of economic advisers austan goolsbee now professor at the university of chicago school of business. thanks for being with us. what do you say? what you think of these programs? some people in the real business world think it got in a way of recovery. >> that sounds to me a little out there. i think the amount the government can do to fix a $20 trillion market is somewhat limited and we have seen that in -pa lot of areas but to say the efforts taken by the government broadly defined, not the administration but a lot of things done by the fed and others that they actually hurt the housing market is pretty inaccurate. dennis: did it ke
on to your hats. >> four more updates on the blizzard of 2013 coming up. >> we'll look for that. thanks. >>> president obama is gearing up for another fight with congressional lawmakers. this one over the impending sweeping spending cuts that could have a major effect on you. kristen welker's at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. senior administration officials say president obama will spend the weekend working on his state of the union address. it's a speech that will focus largely on the economy and the middle class. this as washington gets closer to yet another potential economic crisis. amy baca ohlert is a high school counselor from colorado. she's traveled to washington with other educators with a message to congress. >> the time when we are looking at ways to keep our schools safer, these across-the-board cuts would impact those positions and those people who keep our schools safe. >> reporter: she's talking about the so-called sequester. $85 billion in spending cuts set to kick in march 1. meant to be so egregious that lawmakers would have to
. >> and thank you very much. >> and we want to take you out to chicago where lady leed michelle obama areiched for a funeral for a young lady that lost her life through senseless violence. her funeral captured national attention with at a time when debate over guns continues to make head lines. >> she was kill would in a gang dispute. it happened just days after she performed in one of president obama's inauguration events. her family said they do i want want her death to be about politics but on her she was a popular student who loched to dance. >> an explosion in a chemically balanced plant in la porte, texas and one person airlift tod a nearby hospital. it is it not clear if they remain inside of the plant at this time. arson investigators are looking into the cause of the explosion. we'll bring you more news on the fire as we get it >> well, it is it 35 years after the deadly blizzard back in 1978 when many people still remember when boston found itself buried in a brutal blizzard and now bean town gets hit hard again. molly has more. >> uma it is it still windy in new england . so it is n
. >> thank you, sir. you bet. first lady, michelle obama is among the mourners remembering a 15-year-old chicago girl that tied a tragic death. she was gunned down a few days after participating in the inauguration. the president today spoke about the economic threat to the middle class if congress does not do something to stop massive spending cuts. set to take effect march 1st. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of people that are allowed to work in education, are likely to be laid off. >> the president said he believes democrats and republicans can still get together on a balanced solution to the deficit crisis. and as we have been discussing there's talk of creating secret courts in d.c. to approve drone strikes. the "new york times" topped their paper with the headline. drone strikes part of a public hearing on what had been very secret practices in this country. talk of torture and deadly drone attacks dominated brennan's confirmation hearing. he defended the use of drones against terrorists. >> we only use drones to save lives when there's no other alterna
the cuts for a year while delaying the implementation of obama care until 2016. he says that would save money. with me is that congressman, mack thornberry. thanks for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> let's talk sir about what the house has done. it's voted over 30 times to repeal some or all of obama care that. as you know has gone nowhere because senate democrats and the president are not going to go along with it. so what are your expectations? do you really expect democrats to go along with your plan? >> well, i think they should. obviously obama care is not going to be repealed while the president's in office. and at the same time, we know that more than half the states have said they're not going to set up the exchanges that are called for in obama care. so i don't know of anyone who thinks that the federal government is going to be ready to implement the full -- all this program next year. so why not delay it for a couple of years, give the federal government time to get its act together, and at the same time save more than twice the amount of money that would be saved with the
are watching. >> thanks to both of you. i appreciate you joining us. >>> president obama will address the nation in his state of the union address on tuesday. watch it right here on cnn. >>> 30 inches in just 24 hours, that's how much snow could fall on parts of the northeast. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does that make a difference? search "cost of financial advisors" ouch. over time it really adds up. then go to e-trade and find out how much our advice costs. spoiler alert: it's lo
. jon: and it becomes part of the obama legacy at that point. monica crowley, thank you. jenna: one question, one health question we're taking a look at today is can you actually seeville in the human body? -- evil in the human body? a german scientist says there's a part of the brain where evil lurks. why he says a simple brain scan can actually predict criminal behavior. we're going to take a closer look at that. also a brand new fox poll on the u.s. economy showing more than half of those surveyed think the worst is yet to come. what questions do you have about our nation's economy, about your own finances? send them to us, because economist ben stein is in the hot seat today. he'll take your questions. shoot them to us on twitter @"happening now", and we'll take them straight to ben. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 seems like etfs are everywhere these days. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 but there is one source with a wealth of etf knowledge tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all in one place. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 introducing schwab etf onesource™. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 it's one source with the most commission-f
week begins next week. >> arthel. >> arthel: so sad. thank you very much for that report. >> rick: switching gear noose washington, president obama's cabinet getting an extreme makeover. his second term team is shaping up to look very different from that of his first term. before any of that can officially happen, the president has to get his new picks confirmed. doug mckelway has an update live from washington. good to see you. >> you, too. secretary of state john kerry sailed through his nomination battle. but rougher waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threa
jersey and there's no way to say it would affect his performance as a candidate for president. >> thanks for playing we appreciate it. >>> this morning president obama speaking at the national prayer breakfast, he of course talked about god and prayer, he also talked about the need to come together. >> this is now our fifth prayer breakfast, and it is always just a wonderful event, but i do worry sometimes that as soon ads we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we've been talking about, the whole time at the prayer breakfast, seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. [ laughter ] i mean, you'd like to think that the shelf life wasn't so short. i go back to the oval office and i start watching the cable news networks and it's like we didn't pray. and so my hope is that humility that that carries over every day, every moment. >> president obama at the national prayer breakfast. we'll be right back. website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we buil
better than anything, i think do work and can explain it well. and it's a good choice with him. >> thank you for joining us, sir. have a great weekend. >> okay. thanks, sir. >>> all eyes on the blizzard bearing down some 50 million people in its path, including hurricane sandy victims. remember when president obama promised those sandy victims this? >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. >> why is one hurricane sandy victim doing this? you're about to find out because she is here next. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. for over 75 years people ...with geico... ohhh...sorry!. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did
and storm surges are not good news for anybody in the low-lying areas. thank you so much, nick walker, from the weather channel. meanwhile, storms afoot here in washington. as we've been saying, president obama's nominee to head the cia faced tough questioning yesterday about waterboarding during the bush years when he was at the cia and the current white house's huge expansion under his direction of targeted killings by drones. >> your view seems to be that even if we could save american lives by detaining more terrorists, using only traditional techniques, it would be better to kill them with a drone or let them go free rather than detain them. can you explain the logic in that argument? >> i respectfully disagree, senator. i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can elicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt following terrorist attacks. >> joining us is john mclaughlin, the cia's acting director and with john hopkins school of studies. thank you for being with us. yo
to the resistance in syria. did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that? >> we did. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> that plan did not go forward. senator mccain later released a statement today. he urged president obama to take action to end the conflict in syria. >> chandra levy, that is the game in a brings up memories for many in our area. she's the washington intern who was murdered, whose body turned up in rock creek part in 2002, a year after her disappearance. today her convicted killer returned to the court for a hearing that could potentially lead to a new trial. news4's pat collins is live at d.c. superior court to explain why. pat? >> reporter: there's a problem in the chandra levy case, but tech be weeks before we know what it is. ingmar guandique, looking older, with a shorn head with a toad that that prosecutor described as the face of the devil. two years ago he got 60 years for the murder of chandra livy. guandique, back for hearings that could give him a new trial. sources tell news4 there's new evidence in the case, evidence that could taint the testimony of one of t
to chicago to attend the funeral of hadiya pendleton, the teen that performed at president obama's inauguration and shot to death several days later. erica. >> kristin welker at the white house, thank you. once again, here is lester. >>> an amazing feat of airmanship and an incredible determination of grit. chances are, you haven't heard about it. 14 months, on a flight from newark to warsaw, carrying many american passengers, an airline pilot faced potential disaster. the plane's wheels were stuck. he saved everyone on board and he is being hailed as the polish sully. in the skies over warsaw, locked polish airlines flight 16 was seconds away from attempting an emergency landing like no other. captain tad brona had spent the last hour and 15 minutes trying to lower its landing gear. all its wheels and braking system, to no avail. he had no choice but to belly flop the plane with its engines acting like the rudders on a sled, to a concrete runway. in the final moments, the passengers were ready for the worst. like the other passengers, greg cohen had his head between his legs. >>
on tuesday night. >> two new polls president obama's public approval slipped down below 50%. the good feelings from his inauguration giving way at least a little bit to the old feelings of gridlock. >>> i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> thank you, steve. >>> somebody hacked into the private account of bush family. according to the website known as the smoking gun, the hacker gained access to the private e-mails, photos and sensitive information sent between both former president bushes and their siblings and friends. one picture appears to show former president george h.w. bush during his recent hospital stay in houston, texas. we're not showing those photos because they appear to be illegally obtained. spokes men for both former presidents say a criminal investigation is under way. >>> a former parking lot attendant was sentenced to two years in prison. he admitted to stealing about $900,000 in visitor fees. he worked at the ud var haz i center in chantilly. pocketing that parking money was her boss's idea. her managers demanded a share. prosecutors estimate that they took more than
. bush having the nuclear codes as you do about president obama. call me a hypocrite, but i sure don't. all right. that does it for the cycle. martin bashir, it is all yours. >> thank you, krystal, and good afternoon. it's friday, february 8th. there's a blizzard slamming the northeast, a top spy getting hit hard, and karl rove singing for his supper. a busy friday indeed.
of that undervaluation will close in the coming year. ashley: very good. lots of information. michael jones, thanks so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. tracy: here at home, president obama's state of the union address tomorrow night. he is expected to pivot back to the economy. this sound a little like yogi berra's deja vu all over again. you're not alone. rich edson in washington with the details. rich, where has he been that is not on the economy. >> well the administration says the state of the union will be a focus on jobs and the economy as the president has been discussing for the last couple of weeks and real emphasis on gun control and immigration reform and a second inaugural address was more about overreaching defense or overarching defense of liberal policies and progressivism. the prompted the republican national committee to say obama is pivoting back to the economy for the past five years as the white house has announced that as a focus repeatedly. >> right now our number one focus has to job jobs, jobs, jobs. and encouraging business investment. i think we are past
updated on this throughout the day. thanks so much, janice. let's switch over to politics here, days before president obama will deliver his state of the union address that happens on tuesday night. we're getting a new picture of an american public that's somewhat down in the dumps at odds with the government according to brand new fox polls that we have. more than half, 52% of those who responded said that they believe that the worst is still yet to come in this economy. and compared to 40%, hobble th-- who believe that the worst is behind us. and take a look, government spending, 32%. health care is right after that and they disagree with president obama's stance that government doesn't have a spending problem. 83% say, yeah, actually, they do think that there is a big spending problem in this country. so, is the president listening to the people on this? chris stirewalt joins me now, fox news digital power editor and power play on foxnews.com live. how are you. >> excellent. >> and with the storm coming and blue folks out there about the economy. this is a disconnect that's been g
and the european union. effectively these guys are now kicking the ball back into obama's court. watch for comment on that in the state of the union address next week. >> just a few days ahead. get home before the snow starts building up. >> i'm running. >> thanks so much. >>> prominent business leaders met with senior administration officials yesterday on cutting the debt with budget cuts and new tax nues santelli has more on that. >> welcome, governor. it's great to have you. i know you didn't attend the most recent roundtable meeting at the white house. but maybe you can give me your sense of the current administration and how the business roundtable is trying to navigate. i have three topics. the first one is regulation. i just finished the isaacson book about jobs. first of all, he was wrong. he thought the president would be a one-term president. but when he talked about things like regulatory issues, he said, why should it be easier for the chinese to build a factory here in the u.s.? your thoughts, sir? >> well, the reason i wasn't at the white house, i was over across the street talking a
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